Nika Palama is an associate in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Chicago office.

Areas of Practice

Nika's practice focuses on advising both private and public companies in corporate transactional matters that include mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities compliance and filings and the formation and operation of business entities and EB-5 project finance. 

During law school, Nika represented numerous clients as part of the University of Michigan's Urban Communities Clinic, providing transactional legal services to nonprofit organizations and small businesses engaged in community development in the Detroit metropolitan area. She also advocated as a legal intern for the Public Interest Legal Advocacy Project/Land & Natural Resources Law Project of the Community Legal Education Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.



Ones to Watch — Corporate Law, Best Lawyers, 2021-2024


Media Mentions

  • Sheppard Mullin Represents Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc.
    San Diego Business Journal, 05.26.2014



Member, Chicago Bar Association – Alliance for Women

Member, Chicago Bar Association

Associate Board Member, Legal Prep Charter Academies


J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2011, cum laude; Executive Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law; Administrative Manager, Michigan Journal of Gender & Law

M.S., Northwestern University, 2008

B.A., Yale University, 2006, with distinction


  • California
  • Illinois
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